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Where Have All The Truckers Gone? 10 Tips To Fight The Shortage

August 31, 2015 | by Adam Robinson, Cerasis | Articles | Comments

Research predicts a trucker shortage of nearly 250,000 drivers over the next seven years, causing shipping rates to continously rise. Here, Cerasis' Adam Robinson discusses strategies and priorities to help survive the crisis.

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Munch’s Supply Co. Expands To Michigan

August 31, 2015 2:36 pm | by Munch's Supply Co. | News | Comments

The Illinois-based company has become the exclusive distributor for the Ingersoll Rand brands of Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

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New LED Material Could Dramatically Lower Production Costs

August 31, 2015 1:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new LED material saves on cost by requiring only one layer application, as opposed to the multiple players typically required for most LEDs, while maintaining efficiency.

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Atlas Copco USA's 'Water For All' Donates $50K To Denver-Based Charity

August 31, 2015 10:18 am | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

Donated in honor of Atlas Copco USA's 31st anniversary, the money from the employee-run Water for All organization will fund clean water and sanitation projects in Nicaragua.

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Wireless Occupancy Sensor Boosts Lighting Efficiency

August 31, 2015 9:55 am | by Dialight Corporation Dialight Corporation Product Releases | Comments

Designed to integrate with any Dialight smart lighting system, the new wireless sensor can be placed virtually anywhere within a facility, without the need to install or move cabling.

U.S. Oil Prices Climb Again After Thursday's Big Jump

August 28, 2015 3:53 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After falling to a 6 1/2 year low this past Monday, oil prices jumped 10.3 percent Thursday and an additional 6.3 percent Friday.

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Eastern Industrial Supplies Acquires Alabama's M&R Pipe And Supply

August 28, 2015 3:40 pm | by Eastern Industrial Supplies | News | Comments

Birmingham, AL-based M&R Pipe and Supply will consolidate with Eastern's existing Birmingham operation to strengthen Eastern's footprint in the Southeast.

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MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 1:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The foundation's latest forecasts for manufacturing production and job growth are both down from what it predicted in May.

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ID's Top 5 Of The Week

August 28, 2015 10:00 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

While unveiling our 2015 Big 50 countdown video helps Industrial Distribution end August with a bang, news regarding the volatile oil & gas market remained a hot topic this past week as merger & acquisition news remains relatively quiet.

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Report: Union Elections Proceeding More Quickly Following NLRB Rule

August 28, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Supporters said the change would prevent litigation or other "stall tactics" from impeding unionization votes and suggested that delays give management more time to pressure workers into voting "no."

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A Quick Look Inside Kimball Midwest's New Savannah DC

August 28, 2015 9:55 am | by Kimball Midwest | Videos | Comments

Kimball Midwest gives a quick look and overview of its distribution center in Savannah, GA, which had a formal opening March 6. The 142,000 square foot facility is Kimball Midwest's first distribution center in the southeast.

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Zilliant's MarginMax Price Connect For Sales Reps

August 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Zilliant | Product Releases | Comments

The new lightweight prescriptive selling application helps sales reps identify the most profitable price for every transaction.

IAC Supply Expands In Arkansas, Tennessee

August 27, 2015 4:44 pm | by IAC Supply Solutions | News | Comments

IAC recently moved into a new facility in Blytheville, AR, completed a renovation of its Memphis, TN headquarters, and is currently constructing a new, much larger branch in Bartless, TN.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health Of U.S. Manufacturing

August 27, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Washington D.C. think tank says the CRS' estimate of a 12 percent manufacturing employment decline between 2003 and 2013 used unofficial data and a poorly selected timeframe.

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Kennametal Board Names New CFO

August 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kennametal | News | Comments

Effective Sept. 1, Jan Kees van Gaalen will replace Martha Fusco to lead the company's finance function, while Fusco will continue as vice president and corporate controller.

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U.S. Economy Surged At 3.7 Percent Rate In April-June Quarter

August 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.

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Water Surface Expands Narrow-Crown Tech. To Zip Family Of Cutting Wheels

August 27, 2015 10:09 am | by Walter Surface Technologies Walter Surface Technologies Product Releases | Comments

The Type 27 narrow crown patented technology incorporates an improved, refined metal cladding in the center hub which maximizes on safety and allows operators deeper cutting depth.

VMR 16: Oil Dips Under $40/Barrel, Midwest Gas Prices To Fall, DXP Announces Layoffs, And The Big 50 Is Here

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos | Comments

Our latest VMR goes heavy on oil & gas news as crude oil goes under $40 per barrel, Midwest gas prices are expected to plunge with its largest oil refinery back online, and we discuss DXP Enterprises' recent layoffs, which resulted from poor oil & gas end market exposure.

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The Pivotal Role Of Floor Matting In Distribution Centers

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Adam Strizzi, Marketing Manager, Crown Matting Technologies | Articles | Comments

Did you know a building cannot receive LEED certification without high-performance matting at all key entries? Here, Adam Strizzi discusses the numerous facility, safety, and worker health benefits from industrial matting's many different forms.

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New Study Deconstructs Customer Loyalty In Industrial Distribution

August 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff; Sponsored by UPS | Articles | Comments

UPS recently embarked on a study of the behaviors, preferences, and perceptions of industrial products buyers and they uncovered some interesting trends on how “customer experience” is really coming to the forefront of the loyalty equation.

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Non-Residential Construction Retreated 28 Percent in July

August 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Alex Carrick, Construction Market Data (CMD) | News | Comments

While 2014's June-to-July shift was also weak, this year's was considerably larger.

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